Which way does a thermostat go? - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
 

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks
Log In 


1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Fat Fendered and Classic Ford Trucks

Which way does a thermostat go?

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-08-2009, 07:18 PM
turnrjr turnrjr is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Western Massachusetts
Posts: 488
turnrjr is starting off with a positive reputation.
Which way does a thermostat go?

The 223 6 cyl motor came to me in pieces. The thermostat is mounted in the head. Which way does it go? It fits either way.Thanks. Bob
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-08-2009, 08:50 PM
Old F1's Avatar
Old F1 Old F1 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Windermere Valley,B.C. Ca
Posts: 2,270
Old F1 has a good reputation on FTE.Old F1 has a good reputation on FTE.
Spring and the "bulb" in towards the engine.(I hope).
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-08-2009, 10:03 PM
bobbytnm's Avatar
bobbytnm bobbytnm is offline
Roast em' if you got 'em
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Posts: 11,181
bobbytnm has much to be proud ofbobbytnm has much to be proud ofbobbytnm has much to be proud ofbobbytnm has much to be proud ofbobbytnm has much to be proud ofbobbytnm has much to be proud ofbobbytnm has much to be proud ofbobbytnm has much to be proud of
Yup, pointy side towards the radiator, bulb side towards the engine (sometimes they are marked)

Have fun getting it all together and running
Bobby
__________________
...Someday our foes may win...
...but NOT today!!
1949 F1, 500ci Caddy
1967 Jeepster Commando
1994 Harley Road King
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-08-2009, 10:29 PM
wmjoe1953's Avatar
wmjoe1953 wmjoe1953 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,831
wmjoe1953 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.wmjoe1953 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Yup, what they said. Spring and bulb to the engine (unless it's a funky late model car that is backwards, but that's not the issue here).
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-09-2009, 05:59 PM
homade's Avatar
homade homade is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: sparta ky.
Posts: 2,208
homade has a good reputation on FTE.homade has a good reputation on FTE.homade has a good reputation on FTE.
When you tighten the goose neck, just snug each side down a 1/4 turn at a time because the ears on the goose neck will crack like GLASS.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-09-2009, 06:06 PM
turnrjr turnrjr is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Western Massachusetts
Posts: 488
turnrjr is starting off with a positive reputation.
got it. thanks
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2009, 06:06 PM
 
 
 
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ford 370 V8 engine thermostat housing robertpberg Big Block V8 - 385 Series (6.1/370, 7.0/429, 7.5/460) 26 03-20-2015 11:31 AM
Help installing F-1 ss windshield trim 49willard 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 34 04-27-2014 08:23 PM
thermostat 96 4.9 MFogarty1996 Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 1 08-12-2011 09:43 AM
electric fan? boaterbob 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10 07-22-2011 09:01 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks

Tags
1980, 883241, 94, engine, explorer, f100, ford, head, installation, motor, stat, thermastate, thermostat, truck, v6

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:11 PM.

 

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC2
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup